Valentines Day Gift Guide

Marj's Naturals & Global Goddess: These adorable gift sets were part of our last big donation event and they were a huge hit because they are super amazing products! These nourishing, natural, and glamorous products are a must have for any women in your life.  (Read review here)

I love shopping for clothes!  Especially when the clothes are made just for me!  Check out Eshakti for custom clothing for your sweet!  Let her be the designer with the measurements.  (Read review here)  Plus get a $30 gift card for your first order!

Anatomie Style recently sent me this Bridget style coat and I have fallen in love with this Italian made piece.  The model pictured here by far does not do this coat justice!  Read the full review here and find out why you should check out Anatomie Style. (Click Here)

Can you guess what this recommendation is?  It's way to good to just tell you here, so click on this link to find out more!  CLICK HERE

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Lightscoop- a must have for your camera!

Last year for Christmas, hubby bought me a very nice Cannon camera because I just love taking pictures.  But with several editing programs, and even sending pictures to get edited and smoothed out, they never seemed to be professional quality.  I was once in a blue moon that I got the lighting just right.  But when I did, those pictures were

Now, I don't have to worry about getting the lighting just right because I have a little gadget that does it for me and the difference is amazing!  I found Lightscoop and have been playing with their deluxe version which has made a world of difference in my photos.  This is a must have for anyone who loves taking photos, professional or just for a hobby. 

With Lightscoop
Without Lightscoop
The Lightscoop redirects 100% of the pop-up flash light to the ceiling or a wall before it shines on your subject which creates a more effective and larger light source.   All of my little children look like they are sitting in the perfect light for the perfect picture!  I was able to create professional looking Christmas cards for the families of all my foster children.  Sadly enough, due to privacy laws I can't share those images.  But I did some playing with the camera again with my boys and those I can show you. Even the most simple picture looks amazing!

With Lightscoop

I love my Lightscoop Deluxe!  It was easy to slide onto my camera and finally I can take professionally smooth pictures!  I will say it again and again, this is a must have!

Check out Lighscoop at the following links;
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One or more items received one or more of the products mentioned above free for review purposes. Regardless, I will only recommend products that I have personally tested/tried and believe will be a good fit for my readers.


Santa Donation

A neighboring town is really organized during Christmas so when I heard what they put on for local children I knew we had to be a part of it.  Not only do they sponsor families for Christmas in the entire county, but then they drive the fire trucks town to town and hand out toys to children.  Any child in the town can come up and get a toy from Santa.  It really is something to remember and it’s memories like that, that will last a lifetime.
Here is our donation to their program. 207 Items Retail $1752!!! YAY!!



Christmas Donation

Every year the city I work for sponsors families for Christmas.  This year we just had one family apply so I gathered some things up and here's what AlyGators sent. 

30 Items valued at $157.  It doesn't seem like a lot, but it's a start and with what the city will provide, these two little boys will have a Christmas morning.

Guylian Chocolate

I am a true chocolate lover!  It doesn't matter if its 8 in the morning, 2 in the afternoon or 11 at night, I can always find the perfect excuse to nibble on a few bites of chocolate.  So when I received this massive shipment from GuyLian I was super excited!

The GuyLian Artisanal Belgian Chocolates are so rich, smooth, and creamy they are a perfect treat!  The signature hazelnut filling inside is sensational proving their slow roasting and caramelizing process to be a success.  There are several different varieties as well.  They have everything from sugar free to dark chocolate so I'm sure you will be able to  fulfill your sweet tooth craving. My favorite was the Hazelnut truffles! You have to try them they were great!

"The Guylian Story
        Guy Foubert was a passionate Belgian Chocolatier making handmade chocolate truffles in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium.  In 1958, Guy and Lilian joined their names, both in marriage and in their company name creating Chocolatier Guylian; a small artisanal chocolate maker.  Today, Guylian crafts the finest authentic Belgian chocolate truffles, selling them to chocolate lovers in Belgium and in more than 100 countries across the world."

Guylian Chocolates are a great gift regardless of what day it is, but there is still time to get your order in for the Holidays at the following links;
        Use coupon code "Chocolate10" for 10% off your order!
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One – 22 piece marbled chocolate seashell truffles
One – 22 piece extra dark chocolate seashell truffles  
Two - 6 piece marbled chocolate seashells truffles
Four - 2 piece marbled chocolate seahorse truffles
One - No Sugar Added Milk Chocolate Bar
One - No Sugar Added 54% Dark Chocolate Bar

I received one or more of the products mentioned above free for review purposes. Regardless, I will only recommend products that I have personally tested/tried and believe will be a good fit for my readers. AlyGators is not responsible for any Giveaway items. All giveaway items will be shipped directly from the company that sponsors our giveaway. 

Stocking Stuffer Donation pt 2

We did it again!  Here is a smaller donation pile that we made to our local Children’s Division.  These with the last donation, will be going into the teens Christmas Party stockings.  Thank you, our readers, for allowing us to do such wonderful things.
7 Luggage Tags
11 Notepads
5 Global Goddess/ Marjs Naturals gift bags (read review here)
13 Key Chains
1 Pencil Pouch

Stone Earth Pan by Ozeri

So this isn't a review I did lightly because I have been using this pan now for a few months just to see if it really holds up over a period of time.  Guess what, it's still good as new.  I even recommend that if your looking for a easy gift for the cook in your family, you should get them The Stone Earth Pan by Ozeri. 

I have cooked everything in it from hamburger meat, eggs, to steak.  (It's a little cold to grill outside so we had steaks cooked in it the other night.) The stone-derived coating heats up evenly and my poor cooking habits are proof that it's scratch-resistant.  I've been known to use metal in my "non-stainless" pans. 

The non-stick surface has even proved to be really easy to clean, because who has time to sit there and let a messy pan soak?  Not me! Which makes the Stone Earth Pan even better for my kitchen.  I pretty much like everything about this pan, the only thing I wish was different is I wish it was just a little deeper so I could cook bigger meals in it.  After all, cooking for 6 kids requires a lot of food!

Check it out on Amazon  CLICK HERE


Free Jiffy Cook Book

Super easy sign up for a free Jiffy Recipe book.  Receive in 2-4 weeks.

AlyGators is not responsible for fulfillment.


Free Catch A Santa

This is pretty neat!  In addition to the traditional letters to and from Santa, now you can catch Santa or Rudolph in action in your own home! 

It was pretty easy.  I took a picture of where I wanted Santa to appear and then uploaded the picture to their website.  I then picked a Santa, and made a few adjustments and wala!  All done!   It was super easy and quick!
Check out ICaughtSanta.com 

Catch Santa in the act for FREE through December 10, 2013 with this PROMO CODE: #SantaShare or SantaShare

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Music to my Nose

So I seen this tag and I knew it was something I had to check out, at least look into right? "Music to my Nose" is so catchy, I couldn't resist!

The selection is endless from "Classical" to "Country", "Hip Hop" to "Jazz".  But where did the idea come from?  With a singer as a father and a mother who loved to cook, she one day thought "if music were to have a scent, what would it be?"

Well she nailed it!  I received "Country" and I love it!  It's better than candy, or a 
baked dish.  If it were a food I know for sure I would be in real trouble!  The sweet candy like frangerance is long lasting and easy to apply with the roll on to go applicator. 

I also received "Arpeggio" which is a fresh clean citrus smell. I actually wore this one last night to a appreciation dinner and got several compliments on it!  It's another
favorite for sure!

Be sure to check out Music to my Nose at the following links.  And use them for some of your holiday shopping.  They are another great company that gives back!

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above free for review purposes. Regardless, I will only recommend products that I have personally tested/tried and believe will be a good fit for my readers. AlyGators


California Delicious

Everyone has that one person who is so hard to shop for, right?  Well this year I encourage you to check out California Delicious for that hard to shop for person.

I ordered a Golden Delights Gourmet Gift basket from California Delicious and was amazed with what I received!  Isn't it beautiful?  The presentation was glamorous and perfect!

I almost unwrapped it before I took the picture because I was so excited.  Once I got it all unwrapped I couldn't believe how many different things were inside.  I ordered it for the chocolate but there were so many different yummies inside that we dug right in! From this basket, my favorite was the salted caramel almonds and the Ghirardelli chocolate. 

California Delicious has such a huge selection your sure to find something for everyone! Their website is also really easy to navigate around.  They have great coffee and tea gift sets, wine sets, special occasion sets, and even great gifts under $30! 

Be sure to check them out at the following links;
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I received one or more of the products mentioned above free for review purposes. Regardless, I will only recommend products that I have personally tested/tried and believe will be a good fit for my readers. AlyGators